Thursday, April 24, 2014

J.H. Rosberg Manufacturing Company

 John Henry (J.H.) Rosberg was born in Sweden in 1856 and at age 16 became an apprentice for a cabinet maker. This choice would lead into a long and industrious career of creating beautiful cabinets and benches.  Dentists and watchmakers were popular clients of the talented woodworker. Rosberg lived in Connecticut for a short time and then migrated to Chicago. Once in Illinois he began a partnership with Hans Jessen (Jessen & Rosberg) which lasted until Jessen's death in 1902. At this time Rosberg purchased Jessen's share of the partnership, and the business became the J.H. Rosberg Manufacturing Company. 

This is a J.H. Rosberg watchmaker's bench

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